Poll of likely voters shows rising student debt problems

When likely voters across the country were recently asked their opinions about student loan borrowing, 82% agreed that the still-growing $1.5 trillion debt is a national crisis.

Harlem nursing home donates school supplies to 100 Harlem elementary students

One-hundred students at P.S. 154, The Harriet Tubman Learning Center, received new backpacks brimming with school supplies from The Allure Group’s Harlem Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (The Harlem Center) on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

James H. Williams, chief porter of Red Caps at Grand Central Terminal

It’s not every day that you walk the streets of Harlem and bump into a published author and even rarer if that author is a good friend.

New York State My Brother’s Keeper Community Network reaches 25 member communities

The New York State My Brother’s Keeper Community Network now includes 25 member communities, Interim State Education Commissioner Beth Berlin recently announced.

Black men make up only 2% of teachers in America

Kyle Fersner entered his senior year of high school knowing what he wanted to do for a living — become a psychiatrist

Oprah donates $13 million to Morehouse College

Oprah Winfrey now has the largest endowment ever at Morehouse College in Atlanta after donating $13 million, according to a news release from the school.

Senate Education Chair blocks bipartisan bill to extend HBCU funding

Each year as families beam with pride at seeing a son, daughter or another relative graduate from college, that achievement is nearly always the result of a family’s commitment to higher education.

Federal judge to Harvard: race-aware admissions process can stay

Harvard managed to defeat a conservative challenge on its admissions process.

Chancellor Carranza talks about plans for NYC public schools

This past Friday, Sept. 27, New York City Department of Education Chancellor Richard A. Carranza held a press meeting to go over attained progress, current concerns, and future plans for NYC public schools.

Savannah Churchill, a vocalist who merged R&B and jazz

While doing research on the life and legacy of percussionist Max Roach, I stumbled on the name of Savannah Churchill, a singer I first heard when I was about 10 years of age from my mother’s collection of shellac records.

Oprah surprises with $1.15 million donation for minority college students

Oprah Winfrey stunned a predominantly-female audience in Charlotte on Saturday by announcing she would donate $1.15 million to help minority students attend and succeed in college.

Rev. Jermain W. Loguen, a defiant anti-slavery voice

In his highly praised biography of Frederick Douglass, historian David Blight offers this paragraph about a historic gathering of notable Black leaders at a convention in Syracuse, New York in 1864.

Chancellor Carranza aims to make booklist ‘culturally responsive’

New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza wants public school students to see themselves in the books they’re assigned to read.

Harlem School of the Arts campus renovation will open up the building to the community

Something beautiful is happening along St. Nicholas Avenue, between 141st and 145th streets—a new educational corridor is being created.

Teacher fired for a mock slave auction in class gets hired in a mostly black school; she’s assigned to stay home for now

She was fired from a local private school after she'd held a mock slave auction in her classroom last school year.